Lindt & Sprungly relies on Interseroh+ for sustainable packaging optimization

Lindt & Sprungli continues to develop the recycling capability and efficiency of its packaging raw materials. As a competent service provider, Interseroh+ monitors the achievement of packaging-specific sustainability objectives. “Made for recycling” provides independent analysis and recognized certification.

Cologne. Lindt & Sprungley wants to see it by 2025. make all packaging suitable for recycling or reuse, omit non-recyclable plastics and reduce the total consumption of new plastic by 20 percent. A leading supplier of premium chocolates is now leveraging the expertise of environmental services provider Interseroh+ to sustainably optimize its packaging. Based on the recognized “Made for Recycling” standard, Interseroh+ supports the effective implementation of “Lindt &Sprungly Packaging Commitments” worldwide.

Axel Konig, Manager of the Corporate Sustainable Packaging Initiative at Lindt & Sprungley, explains: “Interseroh+’s professional support will help Lindt & Sprungly deliver on our five sustainable packaging commitments to support the circular economy.

“We are thrilled to be able to support Lindt & Sprungly in the packing mission. Our experts have innovative tools and the necessary knowledge to implement packaging concepts with the highest possible recycling rates and high efficiency of raw materials for all possible market conditions and products We are proud to support such top companies as Lindt & Sprungly”, says Markus Miller-Drexel, CEO of Interseroh+ GmbH.

As a competent companion on the road to recycling and sustainable packaging, Interseroh+ offers tailor-made solutions. Long-term co-operation includes continuous consulting around the world – including in the US, France, Italy and the DACH region. Professional workshops also impart specific knowledge on topics such as the use of recycling and paper packaging.

Lindt & Sprungly uses the online tool “Check Recycling” to quickly and easily assess the recyclability of the packaging itself. For a more detailed analysis, internationally experienced experts from “Made for Recycling” take over. The service with its scientific evaluation methodology was developed by environmental service provider Interseroh together with the Bifa Institute of Environment and confirmed by the Fraunhofer Institute of Process Engineering and Packaging IVV.

At Interseroh+’s internal plastic recycling competence centre, experts not only examine materials and packaging design, but also practical sorting and recyclability. The laboratory in Maribor, Slovenia, is in 2020. It received international accreditation (ISO/IEC 17025:2017) – the only recognized research institution in the EU specializing in the development and analysis of recycled plastics.

 

About Lindt & Sprungli:

Lindt & Sprungly has captivated the world with chocolate for over 175 years. The traditional Swiss company with roots in Zurich is the world leader in the field of premium chocolate. Today, quality Lindt & Sprungly chocolates are produced at 11 of our own production sites in Europe and the USA. They are distributed by 31 subsidiaries and subsidiaries, in about 500 own stores and through a network of over 100 independent distributors worldwide. With more than 14,000 employees, Lindt & Sprungli Group generated sales of CHF 4.59 billion in 2021.


Reusable is King: Interseroh and Burger King® launch joint pilot project

In a six-month pilot project, Interseroh and Burger King® bring reusable drinking glasses to twelve Burger King® restaurants in Cologne and Frehen. From 1. March 2022 In 2011, customers had the opportunity to choose reusable drink glasses as an alternative to single-use packaging when ordering. For implementation, a deposit system is used, by which cups for reusable beverages for hot and cold drinks can be borrowed for one euro and returned to all participating restaurants.

 

With the active use of up to 60,000 cups released, hundreds of thousands of disposable cups can be saved. As Burger King®´s long-standing provider of environmental and waste management services, Interseroh continuously supports the goal of avoiding waste through plastic reduction and recycling. The findings from the pilot project will be used to expand the system throughout Germany and develop further reusable alternatives. The aim is to offer reusable options nationwide by 2023. Year.

 

With its experience and advice, Interseroh was not only close to Burger King®’s side before the introduction of the “looping” system. During the pilot period, the environmental service provider will continue to take all steps to circulate reusable drinking cups. After collecting the used cups, they are cleaned in accordance with all hygiene standards and then delivered to Burger King® for reuse.

 

“Waste prevention is an essential part of sustainable resource use,” says Interseroch CEO Dr. Axel Schweitzer. “We are pleased that Burger King® is addressing this important issue and that we can support it with our long-standing expertise in closing the product cycle. The joint project with Burger King® fits very well with our vision of a zero waste world and we hope for the lively use of reusable cups. Since reusable use is better for the environment, the more often it is used.”

 

Additional information about the joint reusable project with Burger King® can be found at: https://www.interzero.de/mehrweg


New rules for packaging and e-devices

Interzero Shows Online Sellers Effective Solutions on eBay Open

+++ At an online eBay dealer meeting 7. and on September 8 in Berlin, the circular service provider offers assistance in complying with the VerPackG and ElectroG +++ rules Optimal support for the licensing of packaging through the Lizenzero platform

+++ Portal on waste electrical and electronic equipment for 2023 One year in Berlin/Cologne.

The collaboration between online platform operators and circular service providers is still quite unusual today. However, eBay and Interzero entered into a comprehensive partnership in the spring. At eBay Open, the online meeting of professional dealers of the sales platform, this partnership can be experienced for the first time on September 7 and 8 in Berlin. Digital platform operators, especially eBay, have set themselves ambitious sustainability goals. At the same time, in July this year, a further regulatory step was taken to strengthen the recycling system: under the Packaging Law, online retailers must now also participate in the system for returning packaging, and digital market operators must now also take advantage of the new requirement to control this. “Interzero supports eBay and its dealers with an online packaging licensing store, Lizenzero, and is following the change. For us, the goal is to keep complexity low despite more regulation and higher costs and to improve processes through our digital solution and accompanying transparency,” says Claudia Wegener, Head of Lizenzero at Interzero. Decisive for the partnership are Interzero’s many years of experience and operational opportunities. The return of transport packaging and the dual Interseroh+ system are part of the solution portfolio, as are the optimization of packaging for recycling. “Even in this short time, the collaboration in this unusual constellation between online retailers and circular service providers has brought us great benefits. Thanks to Interzero, the transition went smoothly after the extension of the packaging licensing obligation to online retail in July. We look forward to meeting and talking together with our dealers at the eBay Open in Berlin,” says Marius Haufe, Senior Manager of Managed Marketplace Services at eBay Germany. Packaging is just the beginning when it comes to expanded producer responsibility (EPR) in online retailers: from 2023, retailers will also be required to inspect waste electrical and electronic equipment. Here, eBay and Interzero are already working on a solution for retailers through the so-called waste electrical and electronic equipment portal (WEEE), which provides a recycling service provider. The theme will also be presented to online retailers on eBay Open by the Interzero team led by company development leader Patrick Kantos-Bravo. As a contact point, the booth will be held, and Interzero will participate in the panel discussion “EU Regulations: Something is coming to us!” as well as two workshops.